Taking care of your battery
Your Volvo’s 12v battery ensures your starter motor operates smoothly in all conditions. It also powers various other electrical systems in your car such as lights, power outlets etc. Make sure you help to maintain its lifespan by taking some simple actions.
The life of the battery is shortened if it becomes discharged repeatedly. It is also affected by other factors such as driving conditions and climate. The battery’s starting capacity will decrease gradually with time and it therefore needs to be recharged if the car is not used for a longer time, or when it is only driven short distances.
To maintain your battery and maximise its lifespan, we recommend a minimum of 15-minutes driving per week, with longer drives where possible. Alternatively, the battery can be connected to a battery charger with automatic trickle charging. It is important to ensure your battery is managed in this way to maintain its manufacturer's warranty.
If you would like any further information, please contact us using our online form.